Arabic Language is an obligatory subject for all pupils regardless of nationality. The teaching of Arabic Language follows the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education in the UAE. According to the Ministry of Education regulations, pupils are defined by reference to their passport as being a native or a non-native Arabic speaker.A pupil who is a native Arabic speaker will take Arabic A. A pupil who is a non-native Arabic speaker will take Arabic B. Arabic A is taught entirely in Arabic, while Arabic B is taught in Arabic and English. In studying Arabic, pupils develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It enables them to express themselves and communicate in an Arabic-speaking society. Pupils are introduced to Arabic in mixed classes during Foundation Stage. In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils learn to speak confidently and listen to what others have to say, to read and write independently with enthusiasm and to use language to explore their own experiences. The Ministry’s curriculum is supplemented by the school, where this will better meet the individual needs of a child. The curriculum helps promote a deep interest and respect for Arabic culture and traditions
We provide Islamic Studies for all Muslim pupils, either in Arabic or in English, depending on the pupil’s mother tongue. The curriculum is designed to build in pupils a clear understanding of Islamic teachings, moral behaviour and Islamic etiquette. The curriculum is centred on exploring verses of the Qur’an, and the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (Hadith). As well as the above, some of the important figures in Islamic history are also studied.